Hi there, how are you today? I’m fine, actually more than fine and I’d rather say SUPER EXCITED! Tomorrow I’m going to the US. First to visit with my little brother and his family and then to spend 3 days in Portland, Oregon where I will be visiting lots of places! Super excited. My bags are packed, I’m just doing hand luggage because between 1 train, 1 bus and 3 flights, I don’t want to push my luck and end up with a lost luggage!
So I’ve tried to pack sensibly and minimalistically. Of course the essentials are there: knitting, a computer and my ipad! Would not survive without those:)
So I’m doing a pair of socks and a shawl during my trip. I also placed 2 orders for the very first time with Jimmy Beans Wool! And those will be waiting for me at my brother’s when I arrive! I ordered 3 skeins of yarns, 2 sets of Addi sock rockets and 1 amazing book that is not available in Europe! I look forward to getting those and I’ll share pictures and so on with you later.
Also with regards to the shop, I’ve done a lot of dyeing lately and I’ve pictured all my new yarns. I’ve begun updating the shop and hopefully I’ll finish the rest of the update in a day or two. I’m planning on opening on October 4th which is when I return from the US. I really look forward to seeing how that goes. I’ve had lots of positive feedback on my yarns lately so hopefully I’ll see some traffic and sales when I open. I was going to launch my own private ecommerce website as well but that will have to wait a bit unfortunately. I’m going to concentrate on this new way of doing things and my new yarns and give it my best and take it from there! So stay tuned and when I do open up, please take a peek and let me know what you think. Constructive feedback is always welcome!
Now on to the subject line! Yes, I think I have to admit that I’ve gone totally MAD!
Last night I woke up in the middle of the night ( a bad back does that to you). And as I couldn’t fall asleep immediately I reached for my iphone (not always a good idea to have that on your nightstand) and online I went! I did some Instagram and then Pinterest…. oh Pinterest is just ….. impossible to leave! I love Pinterest! And there I came across this picture of a gorgeous sweater pattern on Ravelry. I of course clicked through and that was it! My self control was lost!
The designer I discovered is called Suvi Simola and boy does she have gorgeous patterns! I bought………….(shhhhhh …..8…) don’t tell!
Hm, yes so I liked what I saw and I bought a pattern or two. So now I really have to finish my numerous WIP and go seriously into my sweater and cardigan knitting. This also made me realise that if I’m crazy about sweaters and cardigans, maybe others are too, maybe just not to the same extent, but still 🙂 And that I should maybe do more of DK yarns and also do bigger dyelots so people can buy enough yarn for an entire sweater at a time. So that is something I have to think about and save up some money to place a serious order with my undyed yarn supplier so I can have sweater quantitieS (yes with an s) of all of my yarns.
So just to feel better, let me ask you, do you also like knitting sweaters and cardigans? Do you have a favorite “weight” like to you prefer those knit in fingering or are you more into DK or even Aran and Bulky knits?
I’m more into fingering and DK I’ve discovered lately. So let me share some of the patterns I just aquired to day.
First there’s this one I find gorgeous, it’s called Baby cables and big ones too
Then there is Golden Hour
And Light trails which reminds me a bit of the first sweater due to the cables
They all look super nice. I bought 8 total like I said but I don’t have the time to share and discuss all of them now. I’ll write back soon and share the rest.
I wish you a wonderful rest of your week 🙂